Providence Students for a Democratic Society
Providence Students for a Democratic Society was affiliated with New Students for a Democratic Society.
FUNK the War
- Providence SDS organized a week of action, March 18-March 20, to target and protest against different aspects of the Iraq War.
- Tuesday night, sixty Providence SDSers took to downtown Providence to Funk the War and rally community support. For two hours, students passed out handbills while dancing to a homemade speaker system powered by a car battery (stylishly located in a shopping cart).
- High points included the rousing speech given by Sopehya Lambertsan of Brown and Kat Poe of RISD, as well as the draping of a war memorial with a banner saying "Resist U.S. Empire." For the past five years, the tone of the anti-war campaign has been largely somber. In acting in a more light-hearted manner, we hoped to raise awareness and extend ourselves to the community using different tactics.